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Jul. 19, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

County native to receive FAA award

Max Burnette of Rockvale, Tenn., will be recognized as the 2014 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year. The award will be presented at the Experimental Aircraft Association Show in Oshkosh, Wisc., at the end of July.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

County 911 service malfunctions

Union County’s 911 service line for cell carriers is malfunctioning. Anyone using a cell phone who needs to report an emergency should call 704-289-1591. Those calls go directly to the county's 911 center and the callers receive the same service as if they dialed 911. Callers using a LAN line should still call 911. Once the cause of the malfunction is identified and repaired, we will alert the public.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

Deadline for school board election nears

Filing for Union County Board of Education ends Friday.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

New city attorney has deep experience

The Monroe City Council has chosen S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan as its next City Attorney.


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Jul. 03, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Jenkins moving to LB for Warriors' loaded 'D'

Weddington High allowed a county-low 9.4 points per game last season, helping the Warriors win a school-record 11 games. Senior Jack Jenkins is one of the six returning starters on Weddington's defense, and he says the unit can be just as good, if not better, in 2014.

Jul. 03, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Cavs have three skill players with offers

BJ Muckelvene, a speedy receiver who caught 51 passes for Cuthbertson in 2013, was recently offered a scholarship by Wingate University, according to his coach. The Cavs enter the 2014 season loaded with talented skill players.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Barbour playing for ASU instead of Wake

Former Monroe High receiver Jaylan Barbour, who signed a Letter of Intent with Wake Forest last February, has been released and is taking classes at Appalachian State. Barbour says he has a chance to get immediate playing time for the Mountaineers, who make a return trip to Michigan on Aug. 30.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

Tripp headed to Harvard

After visiting Harvard earlier this month and spending some time around the football program, Piedmont High quarterback Cameron Tripp knew he had found his "dream school." The rising senior gave his word to the Crimson on Friday. "It's one of the best schools in the country, in the world," Tripp said.


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Jun. 24, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Anniversary gift: my favorite recipes

And here we come full circle, fellow foodies. I began writing this column one year ago this week. My goals: To learn more about cooking and to share my education with you.

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Tangles Knitting on Main is business of month

The 4th of July Parade was wonderful.  It was fun! 


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Fresh garlic is harvested in June

Each season we have the opportunity to experience the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally grown items that we only have available in dried, frozen or canned form or that has travelled across countries and continents in the off-season. Now is the time of year to discover the true taste of garlic that is fresh.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

How to make liquid organic fertilizer


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Kielbasa, it is Polish for sausage

Kielbasa is a wonderful food. It’s reasonably priced and good all year round. It adds a depth of flavor to many dishes and doesn’t have to be the centerpiece of the meal to make a great contribution.


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Jul. 05, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Letters to the Editor

  Medicare bidding system is broken

Congress has done little good

When words and intent diverge

 America may die very soon

What are lawmakers thinking?


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.